Anyone who boards the USS New York will, as the ship's motto says, "Never Forget." Reminders of Sept. 11, 2001, extend beyond the ship's bow, built with 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel.
A steel plate recovered from the World Trade Center rubble is displayed above one of the most-used passageways.
A firefighter's helmet reminds sailors of the first responders who sprung to action.
Even the ship's daily prayer ritual—the chaplain chooses the name of someone who died in the attacks to honor—makes it impossible to forget.
"You can't help when you walk around the ship to notice all the things meant to remind you of why you serve."
–Command Master Chief Petty Officer Ben Hodges